ATLANTA - The Celtics kept the Hawks from partying like it was 1999 last night.
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Even with its reserves playing most of the fourth quarter, Boston defeated Atlanta, 99-89, at a sold-out Philips Arena in a likely first-round playoff preview. Guard Sam Cassell scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth to spark the Celtics.
The Hawks could have clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 1999 with a win over the Celtics after Indiana lost to ...